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populace in the old establishment. as you just heard in our previous blog, we are still fighting those same battles today, amazing. that is it for us tonight, shannon bream and the "fox news @ night" team takes things from here. miss shannon, where are you, i don't see you, she's not there. feeling can you hear me, can you see me? we are here. >> laura: this is like a disembodied voice. i love that. shannon is in another studio, she's like over there come over there, where she? >> shannon: not far away, we are together in spirit. great show tonight. >> laura: have a great show. >> shannon: thank you. here's what we're doing tonight. >> announcer: tonight, attorney general jeff sessions takes a grilling and vows to follow the law when it comes to investigating the clintons and uranium one. >> it will be done without political influence. >> is that enough for republican congressman louie gohmert's, who believes the scandal has deep roots all over washington? we will ask them. >> bill clinton has been a great voice for women in public and a great violator of women in private.
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>> why women are now going public from the u.s. to europe. the harvey weinstein effect taking down powerful men. and republicans that zero in on repealing obamacare's individual mandate. can they get it done? congressman dave pratt joins us live with the inside scoop on tax reform. ♪ >> shannon: hello and welcome to "fox news @ night," i'm shannon bream in washington. attorney general jeff sessions in the hot seat today taking a grilling from both the left and the right while addressing the possibility of a special counsel investigation into clint and related matters, including the uranium one deal. that deal gave russia nearly control of roughly 20% of u.s. uranium production capacity. g.o.p. lawmakers have been demanding action, even as to house committees have launched their own probes. today, the attorney general waited. joining us now, top news chief at national correspondent
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ed henry. did they give any indication of what will happen next? >> great to see you. the attorney general is keeping his cards close to the best, but what is clear to me is that the hearing started out with democrats trying to put sessions and the president on the griddle over russia. it ended with the clintons in various obama officials feeling the burn as well. sessions took some of his own hits. basically changing the story from october when he testified under oath that he did not know of anybody in the trunk campaign having contacts with russians, and he will have to face the mu. the attorney general also made it very clear he's open to appointing a special counsel to investigate bill and hillary clinton over their own russia connections. allegations that donations to the clinton foundation and fake speaking fees to the former president were tied to the move by the administration of then president barack obama to green light a deal that gave russian president vladimir putin access to a big share of the uranium supply right here in the u.s., which sessions suggested he's looking at very aggressively.
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>> do i have your assurance that these matters will proceed fairly and expeditiously? >> yes, you can, mr. chairman. and you can be sure that they will be done without political influence, and they will be done correctly and properly. >> in fact, one republican jim jordan preston sessions on a second special counsel by saying it looks like the first one robert mueller was appointed after democrats funded that dirty dossier to wiretap trump officials, the attorney general was very firm is saying looks like it simply not good enough for him. he's going to be very deliberate, shannon, he's going to be very careful before he moves forward on any of this. >> shannon: of course the democrats think a lot of this is a political move, how was the attorney general responded to that? >> democrats were very direct in his hearing charging that because of all of the president's tweets his public comments about the person he calls quick and hillary needing to be investigated, and sessions fearing for his job, democrats say that's the real reason for the shift in focus and the
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attorney general flatly rejected the idea he's getting into political pressure. >> should the president of the united states make public comments that might influence a pending criminal investigation? >> sure to take great care in those issues. i have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced. >> it's clear sessions have gotten the message and something else that has been bothering the president. sessions revealed today there are no 27, that's right, 27, open investigations into who leaked various pieces of classified information. they've been talking about what they call the deep state leaks that have been undermining the white house. they are now at the justice department all over that tonight. >> shannon: that will make the president very happy, although he's been frustrated on the other points. thanks so much. the topic matter at today's hearing was far more wide-ranging than just that. it included a whole host of questions from democrats about perjury. tomei president pressure and
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suppose it collusion with corruption. ellison barber joins us live. >> as expected, democrats peppered sessions with questions about russian contacts during the 2016 campaign, at times forcing sessions to defend his integrity. >> once and for all, can we answer the question? >> i am once and for all answering the question. >> you testified that your story has "never changed." is that correct? >> we have added things that i did not recall at the time. and you are accusing me of lying about that? i say that's not fair. >> sessions adamantly maintained he did not lie to congress when he said he was unaware of any communications between trunk campaign surrogates and the russians, but that is what is at issue here, inconsistencies with what sessions previously told congress, and some things former
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campaign advisors are saying of late. there is carter pages testimony earlier this month. he told the house intelligence committee he briefly spoke to sessions about a trip he was taken to russia. sessions and says today he doesn't doubt his story, but he doesn't remember it either. dennis court documents released after another warmer campaign foreign policy advisor, george papadopoulos, pled guilty to lying to the fbi. those court documents say papadopoulos suggested setting up a meeting between then-candidate trump and russian president vladimir putin. papadopoulos suggested it at a campaign national security meeting in march of 2016, a meeting led by sessions. the attorney general says he forgot about that meeting until he caught it in the news. >> i have no clear recollection of the details of what he said at that meeting. >> sessions did remember some details he claims he pushed back against papadopoulos.
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>> did mr. papadopoulos mention the russian government during that meeting? >> he made, to that effect as i remember after reading stomach reading the newspaper. >> there are reports that you shut george down when he proposed that meeting with putin, is this correct, yes or no? >> yes. i pushed back. >> when asked if he tried to prevent "further outreach to the russians after the meeting" sessions told them that he was not aware of any further contact and he did not have regular contact with papadopoulos. >> shannon: ellison barber, thank you very much. g.o.p. congressman louie gohmert turned up the heat on the attorney general today, raising serious concerns about robert mueller and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein among others. he joins us now to talk about that and a special chart he had today, and you brought a copy with you. thank you for coming in. >> great to see you two. >> shannon: there were all
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kinds of things on here, russia, irs, hillary clinton, obama. >> all connected. >> shannon: you know there are some critics who went through the chart and weren't too impressed. if they didn't understand how that was all connected, but you were really hard on the attorney general because he took it from the left and the right today and you want to see more from him. what is this all about? >> it's just that the more you get into this, the more clear it is this should be the item that had a special prosecutor, and in fact we ought to be looking at mr. mueller. we ought to be looking at mr. rosenstein, because, shannon, this is a motion to seal records. this is information about the deal with russia, the effort of russia to corner the market on uranium. >> shannon: who was asking to seal them? >> the name right there says rod rosenstein, and it has his assistant u.s. attorney that
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signed on his behalf. >> shannon: you don't think they can be objective? >> they were so involved in the initial investigation of russia trying to corner the market that should have prevented hillary clinton, and eric holder and others from approving the sale of our uranium to uranium one and ultimately with russia. with all the information they have in the sworn evidence they have sealed, i think they were knowing down the road if somebody goes back snooping and says you should never have allowed this uranium to be sold to russia, you had all this evidence, they won't be able to see the evidence because they got a judge to seal it. and of course, mueller was the fbi director that was involved in this investigation, so it is the biggest scandal that there's ever been in american history.
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it makes it look like nothing but a whistle instead of a teapot. >> shannon: do you think that mueller and rosenstein need to step away from these investigations completely? you want to separate special counsel for different parts of the investigation? >> well, i liked what i heard today, attorney general jeff sessions basically saying there's part of this i think that i can investigate, and it sounds like, and i'm encouraged that attorney general sessions is digging in himself, and we are now finding out actually they've been investigating some of this. but not only do i think that mueller and rosenstein need to step down, it appears they need to be investigated as well. we know from the fbi -- the regulations that control special counsel and counsel in general at the doj, you cannot
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investigate anything if, for example, you have a close friend that would be in the investigation. call me is central to all of this and call me has to be investigated. he admitted that he leaked information to "the new york times," and it turns out if you look at the fbi contract that he had to agree to, it's very clear the memorandum he did belongs to the fbi, and he leaked an official fbi document. >> shannon: i don't think, and you probably don't think either, there's any reason or any way these gentlemen would step away from the duties they've been assigned and the roles they've been assigned, so that leaves we'll talk about could get rid of them. you know there is so much talk that if the president stepped in and pushed him away -- lindsey graham over on the senate side says it will look terrible, just let them finish. >> one of the things i love about you and your show, you cut right to the chase. >> and we have great guests, too. >> [laughs] mueller has known that, and if
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you look at the actions he's taken, the very day james comey testified on the hill that there was no evidence at all of collusion between donald trump and the russians, then there were people that were immediately screaming, hey, why do we need a special counsel? we don't. if mueller has to go. so what happens? that night, mueller, or one of those working for him leaked out i am now investigating trump for obstruction of justice. i told the president the reason he leaked that out was so that you could not now fire him as some people were advocating because then it would appear like another saturday night massacre and now we have to impeach trump. you cannot fire him now because he set this up. >> shannon: the perception there would be a lot of trouble for the white house. >> but we do need somebody to investigate mueller and a somebody starts investigating
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mueller and they see the trail that mueller has laid and left behind, including mr. rosenstei mr. rosenstein, then it will be very clear, it will be the president asking them to step down, it will be very clear they can't be investigating when they are a target. >> shannon: we will need a little bit more time to and can you investigating this, but we will, because people need to know it. >> all connected. >> shannon: great to have you over. >> it's going to be with you. >> shannon: denied, yet another pillar of support for george roy moore is crumbling. if the alabama senate candidate fighting to fill jeff sessions open seat is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct from women who say they were just teens when they say these incidents occurred. moore spoke a while ago at a church and he sounds defiant. more on that coming up in just a minute, but meanwhile, more details now. the latest from alabama. hi, jonathan. >> fox news sources say the republican national committee is pulling its national field staffers out of the alabama
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senate race. meanwhile, filings with the federal collection commission no longer list the rnc on a joint fund-raising agreement with the moore campaign. and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is calling on moore to end his bid for the u.s. senate. >> roy moore should step aside. the women who have come forward are entirely credible. he's obviously not fit to be in the united states senate. >> moore is firing back with a series of tweets directed at mcconnell, including this one republican primary, strike one. republican runoff, strike two. general election, tbd. three strikes and you are out, mitch. just days after "the washington post" reported that he fondled a 14-year-old girl back in's 1979 when he was 32, a new accuser has come forward. beverly young nelson says she had just turned 161 moore, a frequent customer at the restaurant where she worked, offered her a ride home. >> mr. moore reached over and began groping me.
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putting his hands on my breats i try to open my card or to leave but he reached over reached over and he locked it so i could not get out. >> i can tell you without hesitation, this is absolutely false. i never did what she said i did, i don't even know the woman, i don't know anything about her. i don't even know where the restaurant is or was. >> conventional wisdom suggests all the controversy will help moore's opponent, democrat doug jones. he has released a new commercial reaching out to republican voters in alabama. >> i'm steve duncan, i want to be on the right side of history, that's why i'm voting for doug jones. >> with no sign of moore dropping out of the race anytime soon, he and jones are scheduled to face off in the general election december 12th. shannon. >> shannon: thank you very much. up next, moore and more democrats now publicly admitting they may have gotten it all wrong on president bill clinton and the numerous women who accused him of assault, it even
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rape. what does it mean for the party if they follow through on their so-called real reckoning? an exclusive report, next. ♪ >> the young staffer, the young woman went there and tweeted with a member. >> shannon: a hush-hush congressional fund was to finally get rid of harassment claims, and it's all funded by you, the taxpayer. baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? no sir, no sir, some nincompoop stole all my wool sweaters, smart tv and gaming system. luckily, the geico insurance agency recently helped baa baa with renters insurance. everything stolen was replaced. and the hooligan who lives down the lane was caught selling the stolen goods online. visit and see how easy it is to switch and save on renters insurance.
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>> shannon: the focus on sexual misconduct sweeping the nation, and particularly here in the nation's capital has reporters and lawmakers revisiting past allegations against former president bill clinton. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us about one liberal commentator who was calling it a real reckoning for democrats. >> good evening. in this tsunami of sexual harassment allegations that has subsumed american politics, media and finance, one name slowly but surely has resurface resurfaced. >> indeed i did have a relationship with her that was not appropriate. >> be on his of his affair with a 22-year-old intern which led to impeachment, president clinton was also accused of raping a woman in a hotel room and groping another.
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another incident similar to the allegations now roiling america. in this moment, michelle goldberg writes in "the new york times," we should look clearly at the credible evidence that wanita told the truth when she accused quentin. democrats are guilty of apologizing for clinton when they shouldn't have. >> i think people are starting to believe and realize that i was truly sexually assaulted by bill clinton. >> in the atlantic, caitlin flanagan said it was a pattern of behavior. it included an alleged violent assault. the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the more notorious accusations that have come in the past five weeks. not left of this swift justice than today's men have experience. he was rescued by a surprising force, machin feminism. flanagan points to a 1998 op-ed by gloria steinem which overlooked broderick to argue even if the allegations are true, the president is not guilty of sexual harassment, he
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is accused of having made a gross dumb and reckless pass. president clinton took no for an answer. if the widespread liberal response to the accusations against bill clinton she concludes found their natural consequence 20 years later in the behavior of harvey weinstei. on the side of signal leftist causes, and you can do what you want in the privacy of your offices and hotel rooms. >> will bill clinton has been a great voice for women in public, and a great violator of women in private. that has all been adjudicated, he has been impeached, he has paid a price. now what we need to do is to call out men, callout all men to be accountable for saying what they see. >> liberal men are also charming and with msnbc host chris hayes tweeting as gross and cynical and hypocritical as the right's a lot about bill clinton stuff is, it's also true that democrats and the center left are overdue for real reckoning with the allegations against hi him.
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shannon. >> shannon: thank you very much. a little-known law that seems to cloak sexual harassment cases against lawmakers in secrecy may soon get a makeover. under the current framework, accuser of a grant of the right to sue only if they file a written statement within 180 days, undergo 30 days of counseling, and then mediation. and in the end, the lawmakers identity is kept confidential even if he or she is found guilty. to top it off, democratic congresswoman said if there's a settlement, the taxpayers foot the bill and it's paid out of the u.s. treasury fund, and it never goes public. today one of her g.o.p. counterparts in the house describe some of the charges leveled out lawmakers. >> this member asked a staffer to bring them over some materials to their residence and the young staffer, the young woman, went there and was greeted with a member in a towel. at that point he decided to expose himself. >> shannon: "the washington post" reports that between 1997 in 2014, that secret fund paid out more than
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$15 million to victims. the sexual harassment and assault allegations against harvey weinstein shook hollywood and sparked a ripple effect, the victims coming forward and other industries, like right here on capitol hill. now the impact is reaching far beyond u.s. borders. inspired by the women and men have spoken up, the weinstein effect has gone global, with powerful men facing serious allegations worldwide. talk about it and i with larry o'connor, host of the larry o'connor show. richard fowler, a fox news contributor and radio talk show host. good to see you tonight, gentleman. >> good to see you. >> shannon: i use to practice as a sexual-harassment attorney, it's not like the stuff hasn't been happening, it's not that there's a public conversation and people feel they have a way to come and talk about it. it's not anything new, but it seems like the floodgates are not open. >> it does seem like it, and i think it speaks to a larger problem that has been in this country for a very long time. i think rape culture, some would argue, has surrounded america very, very long time, and normally the chips in the wall
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are starting to sort of fall apart and women are starting to come forward and tell their story. this is part of the solution. i think we have to do a couple things beyond just women going out there and telling their stories, the second thing we got to do, shannon, is we really have to work on educating men and boys as early as possible on how to treat women and how to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes. at the other thing that we have to do, which we don't hear a lot about, is for those men who have been falsely accused, there have to be spaces for them to tell their stories as a cautionary tale to other men so they don't end up in the same mistakes, don't open it in the same predicaments. they can say i've heard about this and i'm going to stay away from it. i think we have to do a little bit more to open up the space so we can truly is a country breakdown rape culture as we know it today. >> shannon: these are difficult conversations to have because some men say if i ask her out and i said no, it's not going to count as harassment? we have to have some common sense about it. since these things are broken hollywood and here in washington and across the country, we had the defense secretary in the
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u.k. step down, others there and cop government positions in italy, france, israel, all kinds of allegations. i wanted to read something that came into us from a woman who was a journalist in israel who made an accusation about another journalist there. she talked about this bigger problem. she says weinstein ripped off a band-aid that covered the wounds and scars that so many women still carried in industries that are still predominantly male-led. now that it's off, i think it's time to examine and heal. she said this is not an act of revenge, but rather the opportunity for social reform. >> i think it was a very powerful thing, and i agree with much of what richard said. i'm a little chagrined by the fact that now democrats can just say maybe we got it wrong about bill clinton 20 years ago. you worry about a rape culture in america, juanito was ignored, ridiculed, demeaned and absolutely trashed by the party elites, by mrs. clinton, by the way. for the last 20 years. and just now suddenly democrats
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are seeing religion on this. in terms of this global suggestion that suddenly the weinstein effect is affecting countries globally, it may be so, but i think it's important to point out that these are mostly western, judeo christian dominated countries. i think we still have a huge problem in the middle east and sharia-oriented countries who embrace a very strict and intolerant view of islam. those countries have major problems with how they treat women. >> shannon: they are killing people and treating them like property and pushing people off buildings and stoning people alive. that's a totally different conversation. >> it's almost impossible for a woman to prove a rape allegation in a country like that. until we start seeing that i don't think we can say there's a global movement. >> i tend to agree with that. don't get me wrong, i said this before and i will say again, i think misogyny and rape culture doesn't no party affiliation. and i think this is something that is wide-ranging. democrats are guilty of it and
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republicans are guilty of it. we got to do now where we are as a nation with the campaigns, we have to do everything in our power to work on breaking it down and to work on making sure that both women and men go to safe workplaces and they go to safe schools and safe malls, and for that to happen, like i said at the beginning, with got to be able to have these conversations. >> shannon: very quickly. >> accept that, but i don't think we can underestimate the power of bill clinton getting a pass. >> he got impeached. >> he didn't get impeached over the juanita case, that was the sexual assault. i think that a powerful influence. >> shannon: i think it was today were the last couple of days, an opinion piece in "the new york times" that said basically i believe her, we got that wrong. 25 years too late, but the conversation continues. you guys will stick around for more conversation. don't go anywhere. coming up, the trump delegation brought a lump of coal, a whole lot of gold to the party, we will tell you how that went down. stick around. ♪
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♪ >> shannon: the trump administration is not backing down from a fight over fossil fuels. in fact, they are taking their arguments right to the heart of the matter at an international conference on climate change. trace gallagher is in our west coast newsroom with more on that story. high matt, trays. >> when you show up at the united nations climate change conference and defend fossil fuels like natural gas and coal, the very energy sources that very many scientist led to climate change, you're bound to get some pushback. and the trump administration got just that. even before the white house and some top american energy officials got the chance to argue their case, as you can see, they were song down and shouted down by audience members, which is certainly not surprising to former new york mayor michael bloomberg, who was at the conference, and who has spent millions of dollars on a campaign to shut down coal plants.
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bloomberg said "promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit post quote, but despite those comments and a number of similar newspaper headlines, there is no indication the trump administration is advocating that fossil fuels are the answer to climate change. instead the white house argument seems to be the for the near future, fossil fuels are unavoidable. listen. >> without a question, fossil fuels will continue to be used, and we would argue that it's in a global interest to make sure that one fossil fuels are used that it is clean and efficient as possible. >> even renewable energy advocates acknowledge that hundreds of millions of people in countries across asia and africa out rely on natural gas and coal because it's affordable and abundant. if they say the goal should not be eradicating coal, which they call unrealistic, instead burning cleaner coal, which has proven to greatly reduce carbon
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emissions. >> shannon: all right, an interesting showdown there. if trace gallagher, thank you very much. shock in northern california where a gunman apparently randomly targeted seven locations, killing 4 people. it could have been most work if not for coursework by local elementary cool teacher who say they heard gunfire from a quarter mile away. the school went into lockdown and authority say that potentially prevented massive loss of life at the school. the gunman apparently left the school grounds and then was killed in a shoot-out with police. coming up, big news on tax reform. we will hear from congressional firebrand dave pratt. stick around. as a co
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>> shannon: tonight, tax reform and obamacare, both issues wrapped in their still developing senate plan, including a repeal of the individual mandate as part of tax reform. strong reaction on both sides of the aisle. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports from capitol hill. >> we are optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful, and that is obviously the view of the senate finance committee, republicans as well. >> republican leaders say they tend to pass their reform package in a house this thursday. washington has been propping up a tax system riddled with
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special loopholes for the well-connected. this bill changes this. we are cutting taxes for middle and low income families. president trump plans to rally house republicans before that pivotal floor vote. on twitter, the president's on the bill's praises. a great tax bill with the middle-class getting big tax cuts. one question for leadership means the deduction, and how many republicans from states with high property and other taxes like new york, new jersey and california would vote yes. claudia tenney says she is leaving yes. >> if we get the house version, a compromise, that something i could support. but the senate pulled it out and it will be really hard for new york. >> dan donovan says he is a "no." >> because of the elimination of the state and local tax deduction, it's just harmful to new yorkers. >> democrats suggest when the american people run the numbers they will be happy. >> when the public understands what is in this bill that harms working families versus who the true beneficiaries of the bulk
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of the tax cuts are, they will be really angry. >> the house will be in order. >> while there are signs that republicans within the house are coming together so far, that isn't the case between the house and senate. >> this will go into a conference committee or we will deal with the kinds of concerns and issues that people want dealt with and we feel good where we are. where the senate is is fine-tuning its tax overhaul in the finance committee. >> we still don't have the full text of the bill. >> this evening the house rules committee met to prepare the house version of tax reform for the house floor. sources suggest they are going to go forward in the house without the obamacare aspect, feeling like they could add it later in the house and senate conference. shannon. >> shannon: mike emanuel at life capitol hill. senate leaders through everyone a curveball today by announcing their decision to include a repeal of the individual mandate in their version of the tax bill, the house is forging
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ahead, speak her mind telling reporters they will stick to their original plan to include that at least for now. joining us now to discuss, member of the house government committee and freedom caucus, our favorite wonky person. this individual mandate thing, there's some question about whether it will help or hurt the packets there. i want to play a little bit of what g.o.p. senator john kennedy had to say. >> i support repealing the mandate as part of our tax cut legislation so long as it doesn't upset the apple cart so we can get to 50 votes. >> thought could be a make or break in the senate for a magic number? >> i think they are there, i think that got the votes and i think it saves us $300 billion and the folks might recall that we would have repealed obama carefully we would have a trillion dollars. this is a third of that amount, and that will help to get tax rates lower for the middle class and small businesses and see corpse. last tuesday in the virginia
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election, federal health care issues the number one issue at the elections. the number one exit poll issued was the federal health care, and people are not happy because the obamacare premiums are going up 40%, and no one knew on that. in hindsight you can see that. >> shannon: that's an interesting thing because so many of the hikes and requirements that were built into obamacare came as he was leaving, or he would have never has to face reelection, so there are no surprises all the time. >> if you are a little system don't act cynical, the system was designed to fail. we will have to subsidize big insurance, no one wants to bail out any things these days, there's no taste for that. but everybody forgets on the tax side is all you have to do is beat the runner behind you. the democrats a month ago put in their tax bill raising taxes $10 trillion. people can google it, they will believe it. it's the democrat progressive caucus, 107 votes, it's for real. raising taxes 10 trillion, ray spending by 11 trillion, the
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democrats have more deficit than we do when we cut taxes. >> shannon: that doesn't poll well. the patriotic donors who say we want to pay more taxes. there's nothing stopping you from writing a check to the u.s. treasury, go right ahead, but most people that doesn't work with their family budget. there are some skeptics across the aisle. you don't expect any democrat votes on the outside. tough to come by in the senate as well. here's what the senate's top democrat, chuck schumer, had to say about this whole thing. >> they are cutting taxes on the wealthy and taking health care away from millions and raising the premiums of millions of others, all to help reduce taxes on the rich, does that sound familiar? it does to us, because that's why the health care bill failed, and that is why their tax bill is going to fail as well. >> shannon: is that an accurate assessment of what you guys are proposing? strictly factual.
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>> no. the simplest way is the average family income is $60,000 in virginia. that family making $60,000 with two kids is going to get $1200 back. there is a middle-class tax cut. are there going to be some moving parts for businesses and deductions and complexities? sure. but on average the small businesses are going to get a tax cut, the c corporations are going to get a tax cut. in the middle class is getting a tax cut. we wish we could do more, but we are limited by 1.5 trillion. if senator schumer had it right, then why are they scared of us passing the bill? if it's a travesty -- it's not a travesty. and most important thing, it's going to create economic growth. no one even knows what that looks like. from bernie through prompt, the election last time was about the average middle-class wages. the forgotten man. that was the election. wages have been flat for 30 years. if you want to raise wages, there's only one -- i taught economics for 20 years, to raise wages, that's to increase
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productivity. what increases productivity? capital equipment. our tax bill does immediate expensing for capital equipment so the guys working at general motors or wherever, working on the assembly lines with capital robotics and everything, advanced engineering, et cetera, that's the in thing. that's why .. w's why we have more capital, we are incentivizing capital. the democrats are a little nervous. >> shannon: we will see, by the way, thank you very much. i used to do -- shouldn't admit this, crossword puzzles in my econ class because i got a little bit lost, but i got what you are saying there. i should have taken your class. come back soon. up next, did president trump's pressure because sessions to claim, came on the clintons? we will debate, next. ♪
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>> shannon: returning to our top story, attorney general jeff sessions weighing in on uranium one and the clintons. a couple weeks ago president trump said this about the justice department under jeff sessions. >> the saddest thing is that because i'm the president of the united states, i'm not supposed to be involved in the justice department, i'm not supposed to be involved with the fbi. i'm not supposed to be doing the kind of things that i would love to be doing, and i'm very
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frustrated by it. >> shannon: is he bending now to political pressure? who better to ask than lori o'connor, host of the larry o'connell show. fox news contributor richard fowler. you talk to the president, he expressed clearly, i think he knows there's a line he's not supposed to cross that he can't help himself, he is frustrated. >> i think the sad part of that when he says it's the saddest thing, taking a little off context. my question to him was from the perspective of my listeners, i talk every day for three hours, and i said this is what i hear all the time from the listeners, they are confused and don't understand that they see all of these things with the clinton family, with the clinton foundation, with uranium one, the emails, all of the things that they believe deserve a fair and just investigation, and it doesn't get investigated, and they want to know why. that's the reason that the president answer that way and i think it's a good sign that attorney general sessions has said that he is going to look into this and investigating possibly bringing a special counsel in.
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i hope it's on the outside, way outside, because it can be from d.c. if you're someone who's worked in the justice department, worked in washington, d.c., because sadly everyone has intermingled here. >> shannon: it's a small town. it really is. everybody has worked together, everybody knows each other. >> i'm seeing the d.a. from alaska, bring him in. >> shannon: he might enjoy a visit in d.c. the attorney general took heat from both sides of the aisle on this. i want to play a little bit of what he got from g.o.p. congressman jim jordan about this. >> mr. comey is no longer the director of the fbi. >> thank goodness. >> we haven't excellent man of integrity in christopher wray, and i think is going to do an outstanding job, and i would say -- >> he's not here today, and i'm asking for special counsel. >> not enough basis on the special counsel. >> shannon: jim jordan along with another congressman, they had an op-ed out basically saying jeff sessions, do your job, outlining all these things
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they think he should be investigating and we don't know if he is or not because they can't publicly dispose a lot of that. >> if that's what the fbi does, they can't disclose investigations. as far as uranium one goes, there actually was some investigation in 2015, a field office investigated uranium one. it was it was eventually bumped up to the national fbi office, but at that point in time career investigators, career prosecutors said there's not enough evidence here. it just a little bit of background. when we decide to sell uranium, not saying this is a good idea, that's not what i'm saying, but when we decide to make any uranium deal, there are nine agencies that vote on this where there are seven cabinet secretaries, one of those boats happens to be the state department, and there are also two administration officials from the regulatory commission. hillary was one of those boats. if hillary were to sway this commission, that means she would have to sort of be in collusion with all eight other members. you all need to both when telling it about so i can help
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my husband benefit this one donor, who at the time, this one particular donor had divested all of his funds in uranium one to begin with. >> it raises questions at the same time a bank connected to this paid bill clinton $500,000 for a speech and then millions of dollars flowed into the clinton foundation connected to this deal. that's under investigation. >> this all comes from a book called clinton cash. the individual they are talking about has divested an interest two years prior to this deal even happening. >> shannon: i will give larry. >> all of those agencies that had a part in it should have known that there was an active investigation about blackmail and pass. it don't you think that those agencies who made this decision -- >> i'm not saying this is a good decision. i'm just saying -- >> shouldn't have congress known? the obama administration and all those agencies withheld information to the intelligence committee. if that's what should be investigated. >> shannon: there are two house committees investigating this, and who knows if the feds are or not. we will find out.
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>> shannon: temperamental car, a couple of years ago during the obama administration, the michigan media business said that the department of agriculture had inspectors who threatened to shut down his company because his break room contained a pamphlet promoting traditional merit. they just came out with a new policy preventing those incidents. he says that believers can feel free to express their views at work, whatever they happen to be. more than 15,000 scientists have signed a warning to humanity. the letter describes an environmental apocalypse because of man-made disasters. including, but not limited to climate change. the same group issued similar warnings 25 years ago, all hopes to reverse the threat would be lost or could be as soon as a decade. which would have been 2002.
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most-watched, most trusted, most grateful that you spend the evening with us. good night from washington for "fox news @ night"! i am shannon bream. >> i will not accept and reject accusations that i have ever lied, that is a lie. >> what is it going to take to get a special counsel. >> a factual basis. >> this is what makes the american people sick that there is one set of rules for the clintons and another set of rules for everybody else. >> start picking winners and losers and blue balls and use that money to lower rates across the board. >> four people plus the gunmen i did after a series of shootings in multiple locations in northern california, an unknown number of people are wounded included some


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